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Flash mob brings awareness to human trafficking, violence, sex trade

A flash mob danced at the Truro Mall Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness around human trafficking.
A flash mob danced at the Truro Mall Tuesday afternoon to raise awareness around human trafficking.

TRURO, N.S. - People at the Truro Mall got some unexpected entertainment when a flash mob began dancing Tuesday afternoon.

The event was organized by the Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre to raise awareness around human trafficking, violence and the sex trade.

“This is a great way to raise awareness,” said Joanne Bouley, one of the dancers. “I really like the fact that it included women of all ages and was a real community event.”

The event was organized by the Central Nova Women’s Resource Centre to raise awareness around human trafficking, violence and the sex trade.

“This is a great way to raise awareness,” said Joanne Bouley, one of the dancers. “I really like the fact that it included women of all ages and was a real community event.”

Carol MacDonald said she read about the event in the newspaper and, because she enjoys dancing and recognized the importance of the cause, was interested in taking part.

“It was even more than I expected,” said Grace Boyd. “We had so many people watching, and nice, bright signs to get the messages out.”

Messages on signs included: ‘The average age of teens entering the sex trade is 12 to 14 years old,’ ‘There are approximately 20 to 30 billion slaves in the world today,’ and ‘1 in 3 women on the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime.’

Along with dancing at the mall during the afternoon, the flash mob performed at the cinema early in the evening.

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